I do have a single completed model, though not completed by me ! A friend offered to paint this piece for me as with my current failing eyesight I couldn;tdo it justice. The finished piece, a globe of the world (shown right) was painted to look like a 19th century one and will be part of the furnishings for "Gordon's Palace" , when the palace is finished.
There is slight damage to the piece, but I can't recall when it was done, nevertheless it's a fine piece imo and I'm very pleased with the overal effect.
|I did ask for Africa to be prominent !|
|The Indian Ocean is failry obvious too,...|
|...as is Eastern Asia.|
|America - at an odd angle, maybe not so recognisable.|
Here's a couple of photographs of my other works in proigress ("Padding"- Ed.)
|Before (bottom) and after (top obviously)|
|Before and after again|
So Ive made some progress and it may be not as much to post about as one might want but I realised that last week was the closest date to the anniversary of the start of this log ; eight years later and some 411 posts later I'm quite pleased I'm still managing to post anything !
As an aside, I've just noticed that my blogger isn;t allowing me to splel-check, so apologires for my normally rubbish typing.
Thanks for taking the time to visit, hopefully there was something of nterest and of course your comments are always welcomed and appreciated.
That's a fine number of horses Joe, and the Egyptians are coming on well too. Is the Globe 28mm scale?ReplyDelete
Thanks MJT, for all I hate painting horses, I'm quite pleased with these, though there are only 23!Delete
The globe is indeed suitable for 28mm figues, I really should have remembered to photograph it with a figure for scale.
Nice looking globe and considerable progress in a number of areas!ReplyDelete
Thanks Iain, I was exceedingly pleased with the globe and I'm slowy etting near to finishing a lot of models, if only real-life didn;t get in the way as much.Delete
Terrific globe , Joe, and I like the idea of Africa being so visible. Lots of lovely horses too so clearly a productive week.ReplyDelete
Thanks Blaxx, even i felt that I'd got something done this week too. The globe is rather good and I did specify that Africa was to be prominent!Delete
The Globe is really good but the size of your ambition in turning out so many figures really amazes me. Go Joe GoReplyDelete
Thanks Vagabond, as I don't enjoy painting (and I'm not that good either) I try to make up for quality with quantity.Delete
I'm pleasd that everyone seems to like the globe too and I'll tell the chap who painted it as he'll enjoy the feedback.
Great stuff Joe! That globe looks fantastic 😀 And congrats on the blog birthday!ReplyDelete
Thanks Ivor, yet another fan of the globe.Delete
I;ve seen many blogs fail or cease posting over the years I've beem blogging and never thought I'd last this long.
What a great globe sir!ReplyDelete
Ah, always love to see your new stuff :)
Thanks you Michal, always good to have new things to show !Delete
All progress is good progress Joe, however small, and there was certainly a lot on show from you. Very nice of your friend to paint the globe for you and he has done a great job for youReplyDelete
Thanks Dave, I think along the same lines of "every little helps" and it was a chance remark by myself that had myfried volunteering his services !Delete
Your friend done a wonderful job on the globe Joe & a very fitting reward for him an outing in Jimland, like John I'm also amazed at the amount of models you paint.ReplyDelete
Thanks Frank, I do hope my mate does come and play, I'm sure he'll have fun !Delete
I don;t mind painting the same things over and over agaon, eg. boots, hats faces and anyhwere less than a hundred figures deosn'y seem that many. It's the only was to paint large armies imho. It's a bit sad now though the norm is to have shading high;ights etc and a textured base- gone are the days of block coloured painted figures with green bases!
That globe is great. I am sure it can have anything you can imagine hidden inside it!ReplyDelete
Thanks Brummie, not just Brandy and Soda hidden inside then?Delete